The Black Country Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) was established in April 2016 to transform health and care services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who may display behaviour that challenges. As part of NHS England’s Building the Right Support plan, the programme aims to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities and/or autism residing in hospital so that more people can live in the community, with the right support, close to their home.

The Black Country TCP includes:

  • Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG
  • Walsall CCG
  • Wolverhampton CCG
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Walsall Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS England

The Black Country TCP is committed to working alongside people who have lived experience of services, their families and carers, as well as key stakeholders to agree and deliver local plans for the programme. Using the nine principles from the National Service Model and guidance from NHS England, the TCP has developed a new clinical model for adult learning disabilities services in the Black Country. The below report summarises the engagement work that was undertaken in conjunction with the development of that model.